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Blue Team Summit & Training 2018

Louisville, KY | Mon, Apr 23 - Mon, Apr 30, 2018
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Advisory Board

Doug Burks (@dougburks), CEO, Security Onion Solutions LLC
In 2008, Doug Burks started a free and open source software project called Security Onion to help folks peel back the layers of their networks and make their adversaries cry. Today, Security Onion has over 450,000 downloads and is being used by organizations around the world to help monitor and defend their networks. In 2014, Doug started Security Onion Solutions LLC to help those organizations by providing commercial support and training. Doug is a CEO, public speaker, teacher, former president of the Greater Augusta ISSA, and co-founder of BSides Augusta, but what he really enjoys the most is catching bad guys.


Eric Conrad (@eric_conrad), Senior Instructor, SANS Institute
SANS Senior Instructor Eric Conrad is the lead author of SANS MGT414: SANS Training Program for CISSP(R) Certification, and coauthor of both SANS SEC511: Continuous Monitoring and Security Operations and SANS SEC542: Web App Penetration Testing and Ethical Hacking. He is also the lead author of the books the CISSP Study Guide, and the Eleventh Hour CISSP: Study Guide.
Eric's career began in 1991 as a UNIX systems administrator for a small oceanographic communications company. He gained information security experience in a variety of industries, including research, education, power, Internet, and health care. He is now CTO of Backshore Communications, a company focusing on hunt teaming, intrusion detection, incident handling, and penetration testing. He is a graduate of the SANS Technology Institute with a master of science degree in information security engineering. In addition to the CISSP, he holds the prestigious GIAC Security Expert (GSE) certification as well as the GIAC GPEN, GCIH, GCIA, GCFA, GAWN, and GSEC certifications. Eric also blogs about information security at www.ericconrad.com.


Mick Douglas (@BetterSafetyNet), DFIR Practice Lead, Binary Defense Systems; SANS Instructor, SEC504
Even when his job title has indicated otherwise, Mick Douglas has been doing information security work for over 10 years. He received a bachelor's degree in communications from Ohio State University and holds the CISSP, GCIH, GPEN, GCUX, GWEB, and GSNA certifications. He currently works at Binary Defense Systems as the DFIR Practice Lead. He is always excited for the opportunity to share with others so they do not have to learn the hard way! By studying with Mick, security professionals of all abilities will gain useful tools and skills that should make their jobs easier. When he's not "geeking out" you'll likely find Mick indulging in one of his numerous hobbies; photography, scuba diving, or hanging around in the great outdoors.


John Hubbard (@SecHubb), Lead Cyber Security Analyst, GlaxoSmithKline
John is a dedicated blue-teamer and is driven to help develop defensive talent around the world. Through his years of experience as the SOC Lead for GlaxoSmithKline, he has real-world, first-hand knowledge of what it takes to defend an organization against advanced cyber-attacks and is eager to share these lessons with his students. As a SANS Cyber Defense curriculum instructor and course author of SEC455, John specializes in threat hunting, network security monitoring, SIEM design and optimization, and constructing defensive postures that allow organizations to protect their most sensitive data. Throughout class, he works with students to explain difficult concepts in relatable and clear language, illustrates important ideas with stories and demonstrations, and encourages students to push themselves beyond the limit of what they thought possible.
John holds degrees in Electrical and Computer Engineering and his past research spans from malware reverse-engineering to car hacking, mobile app security, and IoT devices. In his free time, John enjoys catching every infosec conference he can attend, FPV drone racing, coffee roasting, and slowly turning his home into a data center.


Seth Misenar (@sethmisenar), Principal Consultant, Context Security; Senior Instructor, Author, SEC511 and SEC542, SANS Institute
Seth Misenar is a Cyber Security Expert who serves as a Senior Instructor with the SANS Institute and Principal Consultant at Context Security, LLC. He is numbered among the few security experts worldwide to have achieved the GIAC GSE (#28) credential. Seth teaches a variety of cyber security courses for the SANS Institute including two very popular courses for which he is lead author: the bestselling SEC511: Continuous Monitoring and Security Operations and SEC542: Web Application Penetration Testing and Ethical Hacking. Seth's background includes security research, network and web application penetration testing, intrusion analysis, incident response, and security architecture design. He has previously served as a security consultant for Fortune 100 companies, as well as the HIPAA Security Officer for a state government agency.In addition to serving as lead author for two SANS classes, Seth also co-authored Syngress CISSP(R) Study Guide, now in its 3rd Edition, the Eleventh Hour CISSP(R): Study Guide and MGT414: SANS Training Program for CISSP(R) Certification. Seth has a Bachelor of Science degree in Philosophy from Millsaps College and resides in Jackson, Mississippi with his wife, Rachel, and children, Jude, Hazel, and Shepherd.


Chris Sanders (@chrissanders88), Founder, Applied Network Defense and Rural Technology Fund
Chris Sanders is an information security author, trainer, and researcher originally from Mayfield, KY. He is the founder of Applied Network Defense, a company focused on delivering high quality, accessible information security training. In previous roles, Chris worked with the US Department of Defense, InGuardians, and Mandiant to build security operation centers and train practitioners focused on defending defense, government, and Fortune 500 networks. Chris is also the founder and director of the Rural Technology Fund, a non-profit that donates scholarships and equipment to public schools to further technical education in rural and high poverty areas. In 2016, the RTF put computer science education resources into the hands of over 10,000 students.

Chris has authored several books and articles, including the international best seller “Practical Packet Analysis” from No Starch Press, currently in its third edition and in seven languages, and “Applied Network Security Monitoring” from Syngress. His current research focus is the intersection of cyber defense and cognitive psychology to enhance the field of security investigative technique through a better understanding of the human thought and learning processes.

Chris blogs at http://www.chrissanders.org. You can learn more about Applied Network Defense at http://www.appliednetworkdefense.com and the RTF at http://www.ruraltechfund.org.


Ismael Valenzuela (@aboutsecurity), SANS Certified Instructor, GSE #132; Principal Engineer at McAfee
Since he founded one of the first IT Security consultancies in Spain, Ismael Valenzuela has participated as a security professional in numerous projects across the globe over the past 17 years.
As a top cybersecurity expert with strong technical background and deep knowledge of penetration testing, security architectures, intrusion detection and computer forensics, Ismael has provided security consultancy, advice and guidance to large government and private organizations, including major EU Institutions and US Government Agencies.
Prior to his current role as Principal Engineer at McAfee, where he leads research on threat hunting using machine-learning and expert-system driven investigations, Ismael led the delivery of SOC, IR & Forensics services for the Foundstone Services team within Intel globally. Previously, Ismael worked as Global IT Security Manager for iSOFT Group Ltd, one of the world?s largest providers of healthcare IT solutions, managing their security operations in more than 40 countries.
He holds a bachelor's degree in computer science from the University of Malaga (Spain), is certified in business administration, and holds many professional certifications. These include the highly regarded GIAC Security Expert (GSE #132) in addition to GREM, GCFA, GCIA, GCIH, GPEN, GCUX, GCWN, GWAPT, GSNA, GMON, CISSP, ITIL, CISM, and IRCA 27001 Lead Auditor from Bureau Veritas UK.